What was the oldest newspaper in India?

What is the first newspaper in Indian history?

As free thought and freedom of expression swept across the world, an Irishman called James Augustus Hicky gave Calcutta and India its first printed newspaper in 1780. Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, according to the young American scholar Andrew Otis, was a four-page weekly newspaper priced at ₹1.

Which is the oldest existing newspaper?

Wiener Zeitung, the Austrian government’s official gazette, was first published in 1703 and is considered to be the oldest surviving daily newspaper in the world.

Is the Hindu is the oldest English newspaper in India?

The Hindu is an English-language daily newspaper owned by The Hindu Group, headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It began as a weekly in 1878 and became a daily in 1889.

The Hindu.

16 March 2005 front page of The Hindu
Founded 20 September 1878
Language English
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Country India

Which is the oldest English newspaper of India?

Hicky’s Bengal Gazette was the first English-language newspaper published on the Indian subcontinent. It was founded in Calcutta, capital of British India at the time, by Irishman James Augustus Hicky in 1779. The front page news stories are written in British English.

What is the first Hindi newspaper of India?

First Hindi newspaper: Udant Martand

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Hindi Journalism Day is celebrated every year on May 30 as the first Hindi newspaper, Udant Martand, rolled out on this day in 1826. Pandit Jugal Kishore Shukla started it as a weekly newspaper from Calcutta.

What is the oldest English newspaper?

Britain’s press can trace its history back more than 300 years, to the time of William of Orange. Berrow’s Worcester Journal, which started life as the Worcester Postman in 1690 and was published regularly from 1709, is believed to be the oldest surviving English newspaper.